Streets of Desire
‘Streets of desire’ will be the launch exhibition of
the new Jump Ship Rat contemporary arts centre. The exhibition and
live art programme will draw and explore parallels between the different
social, political and economic situations of one of South America’s
most infamous and complex nations, Colombia, and those of the Western
This exhibition presents new work by 5 leading Colombian artists
and a range of satellite works that are reactive to specific elements
of street life where the familiar becomes unmapped and unknown territory
becomes acutely recognisable.
‘Streets of desire’ is the meeting of minds, experiences
and narratives by Jose Alejandro Restrepo, Jaime Avila, Rodrigo
Facundo, Wilson Diaz, Juan Pablo Echiverri, El Vicio, Gala Navas
Palacio, Jacques Chauchat, Caf, Megan Foster and Mr Ben.
Live art / performance / events
Throughout the duration of the Biennial festival, Jump Ship Rat
will be hosting a fantastic series of performances, seminars, theatre
production and numerous live music events (dates to be confirmed).
Including Performance by El Vicio , Juan Pablo Echeverri, Zoda
Productions, The Eric Brickland Survival Scheme
Live music by Supernumeri, Zukanican, Pop Levi and the emergencies,
SnapAnt Mamadou & the Super Libidor + many more…
Theatre production: Cut to the chase productions , first week of
Erna Von Der Walde will lead a panel discussion with the artists
on the global repercussions of Colombia’s social, political
and economic situation. Focussing on the issues of narco-traffic,
oil reserves, guerrillas, urban militias and how artistic practices
can deal with the countries situation of permanent conflict.